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Community and scientists agree: Ontario must clean up Grassy Narrows immediately | Jun 29 2016 | Sophia Reuss | The Ontario government announced it would commit $300,000 to monitor mercury levels in the river near Grassy Narrows, but the community and scientists question the level of commitment.
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Despite Trudeau's promises, Harper's 'tough on crime' legacy continues to burden Indigenous people | Jun 28 2016 | Ryan Moore | Canada's first Aboriginal justice minister might have shown an interest in rolling back the Harper government's draconian crime bill legacy. However, people are still waiting for action.
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Possible mercury dumping ground increases calls for action by Grassy Narrows | Jun 22 2016 | Sophia Reuss | Grassy Narrows continues to demand government action after a recent Toronto Star investigation revealed a former mill worker's confession to having dumped at least 50 barrels of mercury.
The Council of Mothers stand with federal ministers at the Radisson Hotel in Ric
Federal ministers hold face-to-face meeting with Occupy INAC protesters in Vancouver | Jun 21 2016 | Sophie Woodrooffe | Carolyn Bennett and Mélanie Joly met with the Council of Mothers to discuss funding opportunities for Indigenous youth and languages on May 24.
Circle Dance at Mass KAIROS Blanket Exercise in Edmonton
Honour National Aboriginal Day by supporting the Education for Reconciliation Initiative | Jun 21 2016 | Shannon Neufeldt | On National Aboriginal Day, we encourage you to sign the petition, urging your province to fully implement TRC Call 62.i.
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National Aboriginal Day: Building bonds between Indigenous communities and the labour movement | Jun 21 2016 | Teuila Fuatai | Today marks National Aboriginal Day in Canada. Teuila Fuatai speaks to Métis Nation member and union activist Michael Desautels about his work in Indigenous communities and the labour movement.
GroundWire | Ottawa Sacred Walk, Pulse nightclub vigil, Save Crab Park | Jun 20 2016 | GroundWire | This episode of GroundWire was produced in part at the annual national campus and community radio conference, held this year in Ottawa on unceded and unsurrendered Algonquin territory.
'Collaborative consent' or Indigenous rights: Condo development on Ottawa sacred site | Jun 17 2016 | Greg Macdougall | Today is the "It Is Sacred" walk in honour of the at-rish sacred site that is slated for condo development. Greg Macdougall questions how this development is "an exercise in reconciliation."
Vancouver residents and women's groups demand mayor enforces the law criminalizing johns | Jun 16 2016 | Meghan Murphy | On June 14, almost 100 people gathered at City Hall to protest Gregor Robertson's lack of action on prostitution in Vancouver.
Did you read the Truth and Reconcilliation report? | Jun 16 2016 | Would you like to?
What is the impact of the extractive oil industry on our health? | Jun 16 2016 | For commmunities living near oil fields and pipelines, this initiative is looking into an important question.
WATCH: June 17 walk to protect Ottawa's sacred site | Jun 15 2016 | Organizing For Justice | Walk with Algonquin Elders to protect the Asinabka sacred site at Chaudière Falls, Ottawa, also known as Akikodjiwan.

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Georgia Straight alleges VANOC CEO John Furlong abused Aboriginal high school students Catchfire said... CBC confirms many details of the Straight's story, despite Furlong's "categorical" denial. in
Colonial courts attack Barriere Lake's sovereignty NDPP said... Barriere Lake Algonquins Threatened with Arrest http://ipsmo.wordpress.com/2012/07/10/barriere-lake...
Káteri Tekahkwí:the 6079_Smith_W said... There is a very beautiful sculpture of her in front of the St. Francis of Assizi Church in Santa Fe...
Treaty rights ignored, yet again NDPP said... Contact Dalton: https://correspondence.premier.gov.on.ca/en/feedback/default.aspx in
Youth For Christ open centre in WInnipeg 6079_Smith_W said... I suppose the only consolation is that they have set up their dirty little business kittycorner...
Attawapiskat Nightmare 3 Slumberjack said... From the last news link previous thread; it's surprising the media has taken this long to put...
Attawapiskat Nightmare milo204 said... same thing happened here in manitoba this spring with the massive floods.  The province was...
2011 Sisters In Spirit Vigil Maysie said... Thanks Rebecca. The Toronto event isn't listed. Here's the info, I'll be there. Facebook link to...
Letter from Walk4Justice Maysie said... Quote: Good day friends, allies and supporters, Walk4Justice is preparing for their four-year...
Landmark tax decision from the Supreme Court of Canada Charter Rights said... The actual Supreme Court of Canada Decision: Bastien Estate v. Canada     in

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